Lemon-Coconut Cake

I love my husband more than anything. And so I poured my heart and soul into making him a birthday cake with style (just like him). This is the result of that love and hours of work. Make this cake when you want to impress someone. I had it last Christmas at my Aunt Zoe’s…

Raspberry and White Chocolate Scones

I am finally settled in my NEW apartment in Massachusetts with my HUGE kitchen. The hubs and I can both be in the kitchen at the same time! It has a dishwasher! I have a pantry I can walk in! The fridge is huge and has a water dispenser! Goodness gracious! At night I just…

Ave’s Eggplant Parmesan

Growing up what did your family have for Christmas dinner? Turkey? Perhaps a ham? Or maybe even roast lamb? We always had eggplant parmesan. Why? Because it’s delicious. And we’re Italian. duh.

Poached Eggs

It’s a rare thing that human beings can be neatly divvied up into two categories. But occasionally, situations arise where you either ARE, or you AREN’T. Runny eggs are just such a situation.

Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables

While my palate has evolved to the point one might consider “adventurous”, I still suffer from insecurity as a cook. There are certain kitchen tasks that have intimidated me, and that I’ve avoided at all costs. But no longer.

Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes

I’m back! The honeymoon in Vermont was wonderful and involved much culinary delight. Phil and I usually camp when we vacation, so a resort and spa experience was a fabulous change of pace. But it turns out that rest and relaxation can sometimes come at a heavy price…i.e. the numbers on the bathroom scale.

Basil Fawlty or Faulty?

Kudo’s to you if you get the reference. Before I make my assertion, let me ask you a question-or five. Why wouldn’t you grow your own basil?

Relax. Spice can be nice.

It’s too early in the day to start dinner, so I thought I’d post in the meantime about what makes up the contents of my beloved spice rack. Many people are a little wary of using spices when they cook. They’re not sure about the amount to add and they’re afraid they’ll inadvertently ruin what…